184648053642198-xacqqp218wklbbwziqrp_height640The Gentles Agency is a public relations, event production and brand strategy agency. Our mission is to help clients achieve success by providing insightful, creative, clear communications counsel.

Karl Gentles, Partner

Combining more than 25 years professional expertise in public relations and communications with a passion for philanthropy and social responsibility, Gentles Agency Partner Karl Gentles is relentless about helping companies create an identity infused with their mission and culture highlighting their distinct qualities.  His client and professional experience spans a variety of corporate, political and nonprofit organizations.


Carla Wright Gentles, Partner

Gentles Agency Partner Carla Wright Gentles leads the agency’s client services and event planning.  In addition to her keen business acumen, Carla has a strong passion for serving others. A 29-year retired Army Reservist she worked her way up to the position of First Sergeant/Course Manager. She earned the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal and was nominated for the Non-commissioned Officer of the Year award.

Carla is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Top Ladies of Distinction, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Phoenix, Lockheed Martin Leadership Association, and the Metropolitan Arts Council of South Carolina. She has been honored as a member of the National Dean’s List and both Who’s Who Among American Business Women and Who’s Who Among International Management. Carla received her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University, bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina, and her associate’s degree in fashion merchandising from Bauder Fashion College.